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Hedychium 'Flaming Torch'
@ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Hedychium 'Flaming Torch'

Flaming Torch Hardy Ginger Lily

Item #: 3240

Zones: 7b to 10b

Height: 75" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Asia

Pot Size: 3 qt. (2.8 L)

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(syn: Hedychium coccineum var. aurantiacum PDN Form) We grew this for a long time as a selection of Hedychium coccineum, but now know it to be a hybrid with that species. Hedychium 'Flaming Torch' forms a huge mass of 6-7' tall stalks, each topped with a 1' long head of orange flowers in mid-July (NC). Following flowering, a new set of stems emerge, which flower in September and October. Our eight-year-old patch is 6' wide at the base and looks like a series of giant torches...quite stunning, but allow plenty of room.